Bringing Compassionate Care Home
At Kindred at Home, we offer a variety of services to patients and clients in their homes or places of residence. Our services range from non-medical care and home health, for patients needing skilled nursing and rehabilitation, to hospice and palliative care, for patients seeking pain management and psychosocial support through chronic and terminal illnesses.
Kindred at Home is a growing provider of hospice, palliative care, durable medical equipment, non-medical home care and home health services with more than 100 locations in 10 states.
For more information, please visit www.kindredathome.com.
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Full-time Occupational Therapist
Home Health in San Jose, CA
Summary: A registered professional who provides coordinated care to patients of all ages. Plans, implements and evaluates individualized patient care plans in a home care environment to help patients develop, regain, or maintain patient well being and their ability to perform daily activities. Evaluates occupational roles and occupational performance for patients with physical, psycho-social and/or cognitive impairments. Teaches patients skills/techniques and how to use adaptive equipment for participating in activities. Studies, evaluates, and records patients' activities and progress. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team.
- Perform clinical assessment; identifies patient needs and appropriateness of patient.
- Document, prepare/revise and complete a Plan of Care (POC), progress notes, phone orders and other clinical record documentation on an ongoing basis.
- Assess and facilitate through direct therapeutic intervention patient’s ROM, strength, coordination, need for and use of adaptive equipment and environmental modifications, functional mobility and safety issues as related to patient’s ADL performance needs. Fabricate and maintain adaptive equipment and hand splints.
- Evaluate patient occupational performance in the areas of self-care, work, leisure and rest. Assess sensory-motor neuromuscular, psycho-social and cognitive-perceptual components of occupational behavior. Assess physical, social and cultural components of the patient’s occupational environment.
- Applies concepts of infection control and universal precautions in coordinating/performing patient care activities to prevent contamination and transmission of disease.
- Accepts clinical assignments that are consistent with education and competence to care for patients.
- Consults with physicians and health care professionals regarding patient/resident status.
- Document patient procedures, organize and analyze data, maintain accurate records.
- Communicate relevant patient information to appropriate physicians and caregivers while protecting confidential information to unauthorized persons.
- Promotes compliance with all fiscal intermediaries and/or other third-party payers, through education, coaching and other assistance as necessary.
- Perform troubleshooting and basic maintenance, cleaning and setup for occupational therapy equipment.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of occupational therapy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.
Licenses/Certification: Current state license as an Occupational Therapist. Proof of current CPR and Hepatitis profile. Current driver’s license. Must have reliable transportation and insurance.
Experience: Two years experience as an Occupational Therapist in an acute care or rehabilitation setting.
- Uses effective interpersonal relations and communication skills; facilitates the use of these skills by other team members to achieve desirable outcomes.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills are required.
- Meets mandatory continuing education requirements of the company/licensing board.
- Demonstrates commitment, professional growth and competency.
- Ability to work flexible schedule and travel locally.
- Ability to do heavy lifting, bending, pulling, pushing and standing. Prolonged standing and walking required.
- Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs and to meet patient/family individualized psycho-social needs.
- Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
- Promote company philosophy and administrative policies to ensure quality of care.
Service Excellence Elements:
– (Owning and feeling proud of work quality and our mission.)
Performs work that reflects ownership and is a credit to self and positively represents Kindred.
– (Achieving greater results through cooperation and recognizing contributions.)
Cooperates with co-workers while performing duties leading to everyone being able to achieve success and giving recognition where it is due.
– (Listening and focusing on the patient/resident; taking sincere, appropriate actions.)
Meets the patients’ needs and concerns by consistently acting in a patient-focused manner.
– (Doing the right thing.)
Demonstrates adherence to a strict moral or ethical code in performance of duties by always seeking to do the right thing.
– (Treating others as they would like to be treated; valuing others.)
Acknowledges the worth of others through professional greetings, proper telephone etiquette, patience, and common courtesy.
– (Enjoying work and being an enthusiastic participant.)
Demonstrates a positive attitude toward work and devotion to the task at hand.
– (Assuring skills (licensures) are current; looking and acting the part while performing at the highest level.)
Keeps skills, competencies and required licensures/certifications current; displays mastery over attitude and behavior and pride in appearance. Consistently performs duties to the best of abilities.
– (Being accountable, doing what is expected or beyond; assuring what needs to get done, gets done.)
Takes ownership of all aspects of duties shown through reliable, timely performance and accountability.
This description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work for this position. It is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities that may be periodically assigned.
You agree to conduct your job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the Employee Handbook, Company’s Code of Business Conduct, its policies and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, some of these duties may be subject to accommodation and or reassignment. Additionally, as required by applicable law, the company will engage in a prompt, good faith, interactive process with employees who require reasonable accommodations, and will attempt to reasonably accommodate such employees. The company encourages employees and applicants for employment to initiate this interactive process promptly with the company whenever such accommodations may be required.
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Kindred at Home is a growing provider of home health, hospice, palliative and non-medical home care services with more than 100 locations in 10 states. Our experienced nurses, therapists and aides focus on each unique patient or client to deliver the appropriate medical and rehabilitative or emotional and support needs of every individual and family.